From Hadith Sahih Muslim 830
Narrated Salamah ibn al-Akwa'
By God, we had stayed there (in Medina) only three nights when
we set out to Khaybar with the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon
him). (On the way) my uncle, Amir, began to recite the following
rajaz verses for the people: By God, if Thou hadst not guided
us aright, We would have neither practised charity nor offered
prayers. (O God!) We cannot do without Thy favours; Keep us steadfast
when we encounter the enemy, And descend tranquillity upon us.
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Who is this?
Amir said: It is Amir. He said: May thy God forgive thee! The
narrator said: Whenever the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon
him) asked forgiveness for a particular person, he was sure to
embrace martyrdom. Umar bin al-Khattab who was riding on his
camel called out: Prophet of Allah, I wish you had allowed us
to benefit from Amir. Salamah continued: When we reached Khaybar,
its king named Marhab advanced brandishing his sword and chanting:
Khaybar knows that I am Marhab (who behaves like) A fully armed,
and well-tried warrior, When the war comes spreading its flames.
My uncle, Amir, came out to combat with him, saying: Khaybar
certainly knows that I am Amir, A fully armed veteran who plunges
into battles. They exchanged blows. Marhab's sword struck the
shield of Amir who bent forward to attack his opponent from below,
but his sword recoiled upon him and cut the main artery in his
forearm which caused his death. Salamah said: I came out and
heard some people among the Companions of the Holy Prophet (peace
be upon him) as saying): Amir's deed has gone waste; he has killed
himself. So I came to the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) weeping
and I said: Messenger of Allah, has Amir's deed gone waste? The
Messenger (peace be upon him) said: Who passed this remark? I
said: Some of your Companions. He said: He who has passed that
remark has told a lie, for Amir there is a double reward. Then
he sent me to Ali who had sore eyes, and said: I will give the
banner to a man who loves Allah and His Messenger or whom Allah
and His Messenger love. So I went to Ali, brought him beading
him along as he had sore eyes, and I took him to the Messenger
of Allah (peace be upon him), who applied his saliva to his eyes
and he got well. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) gave
him the banner (and Ali went to meet Marhab in a single combat).
The latter advanced chanting: Khaybar knows certainly that I
am Marhab, A fully armed and well-tried valorous warrior (hero)
When war comes spreading its flames. Ali chanted in reply: I
am the one whose mother named him Haydar, (And am) like a lion
of the forest with a terror-striking countenance. I give my opponents
the measure of sandara in exchange for sa' (i.e. return their
attack with one that is much more fierce). The narrator said:
Ali struck at the head of Marhab and killed him, so the victory
(capture of Khaybar) was due to him.
From Hadith Sunan of Abu Dawood 1308
Narrated Abdullah Ibn Umar
The Prophet fought with the people of Khaybar, and captured their
palm-trees and land, and forced them to remain confined to their
fortresses. So they concluded a treaty of peace providing that
gold, silver and weapons would go to the Apostle of Allah (peace
be upon him), and whatever they took away on their camels would
belong to them, on condition that they would not hide and carry
away anything. If they did (so), there would be no protection
for them and no treaty (with Muslims). They carried away a purse
of Huyayy ibn Akhtab who was killed before (the battle of) Khaybar.
He took away the ornaments of Banu an-Nadir when they were expelled.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) asked Sa'yah: Where is the purse
of Huyayy ibn Akhtab? He replied: The contents of this purse
were spent on battles and other expenses. (Later on) they found
the purse. So he killed Ibn Abul Huqayq, captured their women
and children, and intended to deport them. They said: Muhammad,
leave us to work on this land; we shall have half (of the produce)
as you wish, and you will have half. The Apostle of Allah (peace
be upon him) used to make a contribution of eighty wasqs of dates
and twenty wasqs of wheat to each of his wives.
From Sunnan of Abu Dawood Hadith 2132
Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah
Ibn Shihab said: Jabir ibn Abdullah used to say that a Jewess
from the inhabitants of Khaybar poisoned a roasted sheep and
presented it to the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) who
took its foreleg and ate from it. A group of his companions also
ate with him. The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) then said:
Take your hands away (from the food). The Apostle of Allah (peace
be upon him) then sent someone to the Jewess and he called her.
He said to her: Have you poisoned this sheep? The Jewess replied:
Who has informed you? He said: This foreleg which I have in my
hand has informed me. She said: Yes. He said: What did you intend
by it? She said: I thought if you were a prophet, it would not
harm you; if you were not a prophet, we should rid ourselves
of him (i.e. the Prophet). The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon
him) then forgave her, and did not punish her. But some of his
companions who ate it, died. The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon
him) had himself cupped on his shoulder on account of that which
he had eaten from the sheep. Abu Hind cupped him with the horn
and knife. He was a client of Banu Bayadah from the Ansar.